|A young girl runs away from home, kills an old woman, and steals her shoes. She hooks up with three strange men, and the four of them kill another old woman after meeting with a cult leader.|
A condensed plot summary of everybody's favorite perennial, The Wizard of Oz. As for the university prof who saw nothing but genitalia and rape fantasies in the film, Filmbrain has long forgotten the details of her theory, but it had something to do with Dorothy killing her female rivals, towering over hundreds of little men, yet choosing to surround herself with an idiot, a machine, and a beast. Oh yes...the red shoes represented her hymen and the "lions and tigers and bears oh my!" line was an orgasmic cry. Keep in mind this was a) southern California, and b) the 80s.
As for the alt-text clue, Kirstie Alley, Charlie Parker, and Fatty Arbuckle are not only portly folk, but they all hail from.....you guessed it, Kansas. There were many first-time entrants this past week, and quite a few from Europe and Asia -- amazing how a simple hallway can spark synapses around the globe.
This week's quiz was inspired by Darren's recent post about his Top Five Spiritually Significant Films. If Filmbrain were to compile such a list, this would certainly be near the top (though #1 would have to be Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left For The East?). Name the film. Submit your answers to this address. Good luck!